Corduliidae

Cordulia aenea (Linneaus, 1758)
Smaragdlibel Downy Emerald L: 47 - 55 mm
     
Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)   video Smaragdlibel patrouillerend mannetje

Smaragdlibel man jong

Young adult (male), Taarlo, Drenthe, April 21, 2007

Smaragdlibel man in vlucht Adult (male), Zeijen, Drenthe, June 1, 2008
Smaragdlibel man detail Young adult (male), Taarlo, Drenthe, April 21, 2007
Smaragdlibel vrouw

Adult (female), Woldlakebos, Overijssel, May 5, 2006

Smaragdlibel vrouw jong Young adult (female), Taarlo, Drenthe, April 26, 2007
Smaragdlibel tandem Pair mating, De Weerribben, Overijssel, May 15, 2004
Smaragdlibel net uitgeslopen

Emerged imago, De Haandrik, Overijssel, May, 2004

Smaragdlibel uitsluipend Emerging Larvea, De Haandrik, Overijssel, May, 2004
Larve juist voor het uitsluipen Smaragdlibel Larvae just before emerging, De Haandrik, Overijssel, May, 2004
Larvenhuidje Smaragdlibel Larval skin, De Haandrik, Overijssel, May, 2004

Habitat:  Mostly in oligo- to mesothrophic lakes and fenlands.


Distribution: In the first half of the 20 th disappeared from the coastal dunes.

Flight season: Earlier than other emeralds. May and June to August


Status: Very common species


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